Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grizzly Bear and The Dirty Projectors

Lately I've been telling anybody who will listen that Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest and The Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca are fab albums.

Because they are.

They're fab and they're sexy. As winsome as any consumer item hatched by a Danish design studio or French fashion house (especially if the French fashion house has a Japanese designer). You know, things you can buy to make yourself more attractive within the current cultural context.

I'll admit that these albums might up the 'excess' component of your collection, but not to the point of 'vainglorious excess' I wouldn't think.

Part of the appeal is how unclear the pronunciation of each title is. You and your date can giggle over it, and speculate, which will lead to all sorts of hand holding and wonderful, shared moments.

The first song on Veckatimest is my current favourite and I think it would do many relationships a world of good to get on board.

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Blogger Marc said...

I agree with Grizzly Bear but at the moment I have to consider whether to veto The Dirty Projectors. They leave me cold.

6:11 PM  
Blogger peter said...

I think they still polarise people, and only time will reveal more.

They do have the potential to turn into one of those bands that, during future periods of reflective revisionism, I may wish I had never praised.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Debrenda Banhart said...

I always find it fascinating that Veckatimest is hailed for its new sound, when it sounds almost exactly like the Department of Eagles album which preceded it to much less fanfare.

11:21 PM  

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